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botanical name:
Acer palmatum 'Beni-tsukasa'
Acer palmatum 'Beni-tsukasa' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Japanese Maple
family:  Sapindaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 4.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: pink
flower colour: peach
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Slow growing, delicately graceful small tree. Very colourful foliage, the young leaves being peach pink with red tints, becoming softer pink and light green. Reaches about 1.8 metres in 10 years.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, fertile soil in sun or part shade. Needs a position sheltered from cold winds and late frosts, which can damage emerging foliage. Prune if required, by removing dead or unwanted branches in late autumn to midwinter.

propagation:
By grafting in late winter, or bud-grafts in late summer.

usage:
Suitable for growing in a container while young.

other notes:
Beni tsukasa = Officer in Red Uniform

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